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OCMO 2220 - International Relations of the Gulf States

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

This course provides brief theoretical analysis and in-depth empirical examination of international relations of the six GCC countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait), Yemen, Iran and Iraq. The course begins with a theoretical and conceptual analysis, focusing mainly on foreign policy and International Relations theories. Following this analysis, it explores the foreign polices of all Gulf states including Iran, Iraq and Yemen. In addition, it provides critical analysis of the relations between the Gulf and other regions such as Europe, the US, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The course aims to combine both theoretical and empirical analysis of each individual state in the Gulf and its external behaviour. The course looks at the Gulf countries within its regional and international contexts. Course Objectives: 1- To provides an in-depth theoretical and empirical analysis of the foreign policies of the Gulf States. 2- To provide the ability to use and critique relevant advanced theoretical approaches to foreign policy and International Relations Theory. 3- Analyze the foreign polices of all Gulf states including Iran, Iraq and Yemen. 4- Provide students with theoretical and methodological foreign policy approaches in order that they are able to produce a good quality analysis of Gulf regional and international dynamics.

Teachers

  • ALMEZAINI, Khaled (Assistant Professor)
  • ISSA, Ali (Etudiant doctorant)

Course validation

- Three critique/reaction papers. - Final paper. - Participation.

Required reading

Please refer to the syllabus